Celebrating Independent Gainesville
Never fear indiegainesville. It’s cool with us if you don’t own roller skates, or can’t even remember the last time you went roller skating.
Roller skating isn’t just for children. It also wasn’t replaced by roller blades.
Long live roller-skating–and a family friendly roller derby!
So how to enjoy roller skates if you don’t own a pair and don’t want trust yourself to go to Skate Station without injuring yourself?
Enter the kick-ass Gainesville Roller Rebels.
Gainesville Roller Rebels (GRR) is Alachua County and Gainesville’s first and only competitive women’s flat track roller derby league, founded in November 2007 by Ms. Rebel and incorporated as a Florida non-profit in June 2008. The league boasts a roster of women from every walk of life — including stay-at-home moms, professionals, students and everything in-between — and strives to provide the opportunity to play this extreme sport to women skaters of all backgrounds while providing family-friendly entertainment to the Gainesville area. GRR is committed to fostering athletic ability, community involvement, sisterhood and personal empowerment within a physically demanding environment.
GRR’s main goal is the continued advancement of the skater at every level, from beginner to advanced. The league strives to combine nationally recognized roller derby standards and individual player desires to produce a well-rounded, competitive group of women athletes.
This is roller derby, indiegainesville-style. We love the GRR. If you haven’t checked them out, you should.
We also post this because this Saturday GRR and The High Dive (nee Double Down Live) are hosting an event we think some of you may be interested in. It promises to be fun and in true Olympic spirit.
Info below taken from here:
Gainesville Roller Rebels and The High Dive (formerly known as the Double Down Live) are hosting the 2012 Beerlympics. Get a team of 4 beerathletes together to participate in the games or just come out and cheer on your favorite team/watch the madness ensue!! August 4th Doors 7:30pm Games begin at 8pmTeam per-registration $48
Team entry day of event is $60
Spectator per-registration is $3
Spectator entry day of event is $5
Country affiliation, costumes, flags, anthems, the whole shebang STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
There will be several pair & team events for points all leading up to a grand winner. Several AWESOME prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Teams will also be allowed unlimited visits to the spectacular snack table that will be present.
Teams and Spectators can register through their favorite derby girl or register through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in comment area, team members, team name, contact information, and top three country choices.
Pre-registration ends on Weds, August 1st. Teams and country affiliation will be posted promptly after.
AND OBVIOUSLY, the games will be followed by a classic Roller Rebel Dance Party!!